Project spokesman Steve Rodgers examines a scale model of a
proposed new hotel for Dunedin, which is the subject of a
resource consent hearing beginning next week. Photo by
The 28-storey hotel proposed for Dunedin's waterfront
will dominate proceedings at next week's resource consent
hearing for the project - in more ways than one.
A giant lit-up Chinese-made scale model of the proposed
building, complete with cars with working head and
tail-lights, will stand in the corner of the Edinburgh Room
in Dunedin's Municipal Chambers where the hearings start on
The hearings committee of Crs Colin Weatherall (chairman),
Andrew Noone and Kate Wilson and commissioner John Lumsden
will start hearing submissions from the applicant on Monday,
the first day of the hearing, which is set down for four
days, but expected to go longer.
Dunedin lawyer Steve Rodgers, the director of Betterways
Advisory Ltd, the company fronting the development, said he
expected the company's evidence, including evidence from more
than six experts, would take about a day to a day and a-half
to get through, before public submissions began.
More than 100 people or organisations are expected to make a
verbal submission to the panel.
The plans for the five-star hotel and apartment tower in
Wharf St drew 507 public submissions, 457 opposed, 43 in
support and seven neutral.